Extinct Kerala minister V K Ebrahim Kunju arrested in Palarivattom flyover rip-off
Kochi: Extinct Public Works minister of Kerala V.K Ebrahim Kunju was arrested by the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau (VACB) in reference to the Palarivattom flyover rip-off. The VACB staff recorded the outdated minister’s arrest at a non-public clinic within town the place he’s present process medical treatment. Kunju, a senior IUML (Indian Union Muslim League) chief was quizzed by the anti-graft agency thrice in February this Twelve months.
Though the VACB officers reached the outdated minister’s condominium at Aluva within the outskirts of Kochi to steal him into custody, he was now not there. The officers were suggested that Kunju was ill for the final two days and was admitted in a non-public clinic. Later, the VACB staff recorded the arrest on the clinic. In step with reviews, additional measures shall be taken after consulting with the medical doctors and assessing his health situation.
Earlier, outdated PWD secretary T.O Sooraj was arrested by the VACB in reference to the rip-off. Kunju was arraigned within the case in step with the assertion given by Sooraj.
Palarivattom flyover in Kochi, constructed at some stage within the UDF regime at a tag of Rs 48 crore and commissioned in 2016 grew to change into to be a image of corruption with the alleged political and bureaucratic involvement. The flyover must be reconstructed years after main structural damages were found. The bridge needed to be closed for more than a Twelve months and the Delhi Metro Rail Company has recently started the reconstruction works.
When the gold smuggling case has dented the describe of ruling LDF, the surprising arrest of the outdated minister and senior IUML chief will turn to be a solid political tool in opposition to the UDF at some stage within the following local body elections. Pushed to the wall over a series of allegations within the gold smuggling case, the CPM was in deep grief. The arrest of Kunju will give the celebration an substitute to counter the UDF’s allegations at some stage within the election campaign.